What is a podcatcher?
A podcatcher is an application you can use to subscribe to podcasts; the podcatcher automatically downloads podcasts as they are posted to a site. Podcatchers can also transfer downloaded podcast files to a portable media player (e.g., an iPod). A podcatcher is a special type of news aggregator; while news aggregators retrieve several types of syndicated web content (e.g., blog entries or the latest content posted to a commercial site, as well as podcasts), podcatchers are geared specifically toward podcasts.
Indiana University students, faculty, and staff can download podcatcher software (i.e., iTunes) free of charge from IUware.
Last modified on March 07, 2013.